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Troublesome Prepositions

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Kristin Schmidt

on 3 December 2013

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Transcript of Troublesome Prepositions

Troublesome Prepositions
In and Into
Remember the rules for troublesome prepositions.
Are the prepositions used correctly?
The young boy wanted to ride besides the prince on his horse.
Instead, he rode among two peasants in the wagon.
He was angry at his father for not allowing him to ride with the prince.
Beside and Besides
Beside =
next to
The young prince sat beside a hungry peasant.
Besides =
in addition to
Besides the hungry peasant, a noisy dog was in the wagon.
In =
The dog was in a crate.
Into =
movement from outside to inside
The young boy moved further into the wagon to escape those around him.
Between and Among
between =
used to speak of two persons, places, or things
The young boy now sat between a chicken and a sheep.
among =
used to speak of more than two
Among all the animals in the wagon was a girl.
Differ with,
differ on,
differ from

You differ with someone when you disagree.
The girl and the boy differed with one another over where to sit.
You usually differ on things.
The two differed on the cleanliness of the sheep.
Differ from describes differences between persons or things.
The sheep differs from the chicken in its type of coat.
Like, As if,
As though

Like is a preposition and is used in phrases.
The sheep looked like a fuzzy pillow.
As if is a conjunction and used to introduce a clause.
The boy looked at the sheep as if it was going to eat him.
As though is used as a conjunction and used to introduce a clause.
The boy looked as though he was going to run for his life.
Angry with,
Angry at

One is angry with a person.
The boy was still very angry with his father.
One is angry at a thing.
The boy is angry at the fact he was still stuck in the wagon.
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